Developer appeals for the third time against Woodley Arms planning decision

The Woodley Arms

Property developer Lainston Woodley Arms LLP has appealed to the government’s planning inspectorate against the Reading Borough Council (RBC) decision to refuse planning permission to demolish the Woodley Arms and build student accommodation on the site.

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A year in planning

Reading Borough Council Civic Offices

The apparently relentless drive to convert the area’s pubs, offices and vacant lots into flats and HMOs (houses in multiple occupation) continued apace this year. Some proposals, including the demolition of the After Dark Club and the Woodley Arms, were rejected, whilst others, such as the new residential care home near the Rising Sun Arts Centre, will proceed. The saving of the South Street Arts Centre was a major success in keeping Katesgrove at the front of Reading’s arts scene.

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